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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-3041 Editors

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National estimates for Editors
Industry profile for Editors
Geographic profile for Editors

National estimates for Editors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Editors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
93,370 2.0 % $ 35.53 $ 73,910 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Editors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.16 $ 21.78 $ 30.48 $ 43.05 $ 60.96
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,620 $ 45,310 $ 63,400 $ 89,530 $ 126,800


Industry profile for Editors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Editors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Editors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Editors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 38,410 14.03 $ 33.52 $ 69,710
Other Information Services 11,720 3.37 $ 38.42 $ 79,920
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,890 2.41 $ 34.39 $ 71,540
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,590 1.39 $ 40.45 $ 84,130
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,920 0.86 $ 43.34 $ 90,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Editors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 38,410 14.03 $ 33.52 $ 69,710
Other Information Services 11,720 3.37 $ 38.42 $ 79,920
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,890 2.41 $ 34.39 $ 71,540
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 870 1.74 $ 37.49 $ 77,970
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,590 1.39 $ 40.45 $ 84,130

Top paying industries for Editors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 230 0.17 $ 51.29 $ 106,670
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 510 0.05 $ 49.80 $ 103,580
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $ 47.99 $ 99,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,920 0.86 $ 43.34 $ 90,150
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $ 43.26 $ 89,980


Geographic profile for Editors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Editors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Editors, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Editors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 19,660 2.26 3.37 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
California 12,810 0.78 1.16 $ 38.91 $ 80,930
Texas 4,640 0.38 0.57 $ 29.65 $ 61,670
Illinois 4,390 0.78 1.16 $ 30.70 $ 63,860
Florida 3,630 0.43 0.64 $ 26.68 $ 55,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Editors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,300 4.81 7.16 $ 45.96 $ 95,590
New York 19,660 2.26 3.37 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
Massachusetts 3,570 1.07 1.59 $ 40.59 $ 84,420
Vermont 280 1.00 1.48 $ 27.78 $ 57,790
Maryland 2,370 0.94 1.40 $ 30.52 $ 63,490




Top paying states for Editors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,300 4.81 7.16 $ 45.96 $ 95,590
New York 19,660 2.26 3.37 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
Massachusetts 3,570 1.07 1.59 $ 40.59 $ 84,420
California 12,810 0.78 1.16 $ 38.91 $ 80,930
New Jersey 2,670 0.71 1.05 $ 37.45 $ 77,890





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Editors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,370 2.31 3.44 $ 45.12 $ 93,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,020 1.99 2.97 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,880 1.01 1.50 $ 40.49 $ 84,220
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,830 0.88 1.31 $ 31.64 $ 65,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,150 1.21 1.80 $ 41.99 $ 87,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,540 1.09 1.62 $ 44.70 $ 92,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,030 1.84 2.74 $ 36.54 $ 76,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,770 0.66 0.98 $ 37.22 $ 77,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,390 0.39 0.58 $ 29.37 $ 61,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,340 0.69 1.02 $ 38.72 $ 80,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Editors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA 330 3.03 4.51 $ 35.86 $ 74,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,370 2.31 3.44 $ 45.12 $ 93,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,020 1.99 2.97 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,030 1.84 2.74 $ 36.54 $ 76,010
Ann Arbor, MI 340 1.64 2.44 $ 33.77 $ 70,240
Ithaca, NY 70 1.60 2.38 $ 31.50 $ 65,530
Boulder, CO 280 1.52 2.26 $ 32.18 $ 66,930
Manhattan, KS 50 1.34 2.00 (8) (8)
Madison, WI 490 1.29 1.92 $ 26.95 $ 56,070
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.26 1.88 $ 25.60 $ 53,250




Top paying metropolitan areas for Editors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,370 2.31 3.44 $ 45.12 $ 93,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,540 1.09 1.62 $ 44.70 $ 92,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,020 1.99 2.97 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 330 1.06 1.58 $ 42.05 $ 87,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,150 1.21 1.80 $ 41.99 $ 87,340
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.27 0.41 $ 40.91 $ 85,100
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.14 0.21 $ 40.53 $ 84,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,880 1.01 1.50 $ 40.49 $ 84,220
Huntsville, AL 100 0.44 0.65 $ 39.48 $ 82,120
Trenton, NJ 180 0.79 1.18 $ 39.39 $ 81,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Editors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 1.01 1.50 $ 26.41 $ 54,940
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.75 2.61 $ 26.41 $ 54,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.34 0.51 $ 18.61 $ 38,700
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 0.96 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.75 1.11 $ 28.82 $ 59,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Editors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.75 2.61 $ 26.41 $ 54,940
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 1.18 1.76 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 1.01 1.50 $ 26.41 $ 54,940
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 1.34 $ 25.00 $ 52,000
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 1.32 $ 20.47 $ 42,590

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Editors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 32.48 $ 67,560
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 0.88 $ 31.68 $ 65,890
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.75 1.11 $ 28.82 $ 59,950
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.49 0.73 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.21 $ 28.68 $ 59,650


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021